What is the fetus mortality rate from premature rupture of membranes (PROM) at term?

Updated: Dec 11, 2017
  • Author: Allahyar Jazayeri, MD, PhD, FACOG, DACOG, FSMFM; Chief Editor: Carl V Smith, MD  more...
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The neonatal risks of expectant management of PROM include infection, placental abruption, fetal distress, fetal restriction deformities and pulmonary hypoplasia, and fetal/neonatal death. Fetal death does occur in approximately 1% of patients with PROM after viability who have been expectantly managed [1] and in about 1:1000 term PROM. [12]

The primary determinant of neonatal morbidity and mortality is gestational age at delivery, again stressing the importance of conservative management when possible. (See the Gestational Age from Estimated Date of Delivery calculator.)


Source Article: Premature Rupture of Membranes: Premature Rupture of Membranes (at Term)

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